Leicester YMCA - The Y

The Y is part of the national YMCA movement and has provided accommodation and support for single homeless young people in Leicester for 135 years. As part of a major refurbishment we created several flats adapted for a range of disabilities and over a period of 2 years, with support from Leicester City Council’s Disabled Children Service and building networks with schools, parent and service user forums, we successfully applied for Children In Need funding.

We offer young people, with a range of Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities aged 16 to 18 years, the opportunity to develop skills, confidence and aspirations within an independent environment. Sessions are individually tailored to meet young people’s identified support needs and include a range of activities such cooking, planning and shopping for food, personal care, travel training, managing money, personal safety, cleaning, socialising.